Now that H2M 2020 is going Virtual programming is well underway.
Here are just a few of the topics we will cover.

  • The World Goes to Mars: A panel discussion about the convoy of international missions that will be sent to Mars in 2020 and beyond
  • Space Exploration: A Unique Opportunity for Diversity and Equality
  • Lessons from COVID-19 – And How to Apply to Mars Exploration
  • The Moon in 2024/Mars in 2033: Opportunities and Challenges- A look at current Architecture
  • Selecting Landing Sites for Humans on Mars
  • Managing Planetary Protection
  • Inspiring the Future: The Power of Mars and STEAM
  • Influencing Mars: Utilizing social media to get humans to Mars
  • Entry, Descent, and Landing on Mars
  • The Human Factor: Maintaining Human Health on Mars Missions
  • In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) and Surface Power on the Moon and Mars
  • Creating Reliable Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS)


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The Humans to Mars Summit (H2M) is the largest annual conference in the world focused on the achievable and sustainable human exploration of Mars.

H2M features experts and luminaries from relevant and diverse fields, including senior NASA, industry, and policy figures, as well as representatives from the entertainment, technology, and innovation industries, STEM education professionals, and members of the general public.

Through consensus building in the space community and inspiring the general public, the goal of H2M is to advance the prospects for the human exploration of Mars in the early to mid-2030s.

Are missions to the Moon by 2024 and Mars by 2033 achievable?
How will the 2020 Mars Rover advance the goal of getting humans to Mars?
If we find life on Mars, what next?
Join us for ‘Virtual’ H2M 2020! As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and with the desire to assure the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and other guests, the 2020 Humans to Mars Summit will now be virtual. The virtual edition of H2M 2020 will take place on August 31-September 3, 2020.
"We have gained an enormous amount of experience over the past several months with our compelling and interactive online programming, as well as with creating very successful virtual social activities,” commented Explore Mars CEO Chris Carberry. “While we wish that we could come together in person later this summer, our virtual H2M 2020 will be an extraordinary event for extraordinary times and will be viewed by thousands of people around the globe."

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